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NDBA asks Delhi Chief Justice to take cognizance of Kejriwal's phone tapping allegation

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 18:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 4 (ANI): The New Delhi Bar Association (NDBA) on Friday said that it had written to Delhi High Court Chief Justice, G. Rohini and asked her to take cognizance of Chief Minister's Arvind Kejriwal's statement that telephonic conversations of judges were being tapped.

The NDBA letter asked, "Who are those two judges and at which place they were talking with each other? Was the Delhi CM present, or whether these two judges went to meet the Delhi CM and told him this or vice versa?"

The NDBA said that it is important to unearth this matter as Kejriwal's comment creates a bad impression in the minds of the public at large and lowers the reputation of the judiciary and lawyering system.

On October 31, Kejriwal claimed to have overheard judges expressing concern about their phones being tapped.

Kejriwal gave this statement at Vigyan Bhawan where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Delhi High Court Chief Justice G. Rohini was present.

Later on, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad refuted Kejriwal's allegation that judges' phones were under government surveillance.

Kejriwal had said that it would be an assault on democracy and independence of judiciary if judges' phones are tapped.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also strongly denied the reports of tapping the telephonic conversation of judges.

"There is no truth in these reports. These reports are baseless and unfounded," said Additional Director General of Press Information Bureau, K. S. Dhatwalia. (ANI)